Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein


Born
in Chicago, IL, The United States
September 25, 1930

Died
May 10, 1999

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Shel Silverstein was the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

Average rating: 4.33 · 2,374,266 ratings · 33,269 reviews · 81 distinct worksSimilar authors
Where the Sidewalk Ends

4.29 avg rating — 1,073,886 ratings — published 1974 — 47 editions
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The Giving Tree

4.37 avg rating — 776,145 ratings — published 1964 — 88 editions
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A Light in the Attic

4.34 avg rating — 330,050 ratings — published 1981 — 32 editions
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Falling Up

4.33 avg rating — 116,859 ratings — published 1996 — 24 editions
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The Missing Piece

4.28 avg rating — 23,874 ratings — published 1976 — 16 editions
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Every Thing on It

4.38 avg rating — 12,206 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Missing Piece Meets the...

4.32 avg rating — 10,688 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

4.12 avg rating — 7,872 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot...

4.14 avg rating — 5,832 ratings — published 1963 — 29 editions
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A Giraffe and a Half

4.11 avg rating — 5,047 ratings — published 1978 — 17 editions
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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Shel Silverstein

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.”
Shel Silverstein

“There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.”
Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

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